Sand Dollar Almond Cookies

I remember seeing these cookies on a blog this summer and wanting to make them. They seemed so appropriate for the season, especially to bring to a picnic at the beach.

Now that it's no longer summer, and now that I don't live very close to the ocean, anymore, I felt it was appropriate to make them again and bring back a little feeling of summer.

Sand Dollar Cookies

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (1 whole, one separated)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 generous pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • sliced almonds


  1. Cream together butter and sugar
  2. Add 1 whole egg and one egg yolk, vanilla, salt, flour and baking powder until incorporated
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Then preheat oven to 350 degrees
  4. Roll out cookie dough to ¼ inch thick and cut out 2 inch circles in the cookies. Place on parchment paper and brush with egg white.
  5. Immediately sprinkle sugar on cookies and press almonds in the center in a star shape
  6. Bake 4 minutes. Press almonds in again and continue to bake 8 more minutes. Let cool completely before serving.